There is some overlap between the kids and the young adults books, as some fall into both categories.

Many of the authors listed also write books with more adult themes. Be aware of that if you are browsing other books by those authors.


Tony DiTerlizzi

The Spider and the Fly

Neil Gaiman

Wolves in the Walls (2003)

Arthur A. Levine

The Boy Who Drew Cats

Tim Myers

Basho and the River Stones (2004)

Terry Pratchett

Where's My Cow? (2005)

David Wiesner

Sector 7 (1999)



Isabel Allende

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2004)

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl (2002)

Ellen Datlow

A Wolf at the Door (2000), Swan Sister (2003)

Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), Danny, The Champion of the World (1975), The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (1977)

Charles de Lint

A Circle of Cats (2003)

Neil Gaiman

Coraline (2002), The Graveyard Book (2008)

Rob Harrell

Monster on the Hill (2013)

Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Ghost Hedgehog (2011)

Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle In Time (1962), A Wind In the Door (1973), A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978)

Nelson Mandela

Favorite African Folktales (2002)

L.A. Meyer

Bloody Jack (2002)

Garth Nix

Sabriel: Sabriel (1997), Lirael (2002), Abhorsen (2003), Across the Wall (2005)

Mister Monday (2003)

Francois Place

The Old Man Mad About Drawing: A Tale of Hokusai (2004)

Terry Pratchett

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (2001), Wintersmith (2006), I Shall Wear Midnight (2010)

Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (1996), The Subtle Knife (1997), The Amber Spyglass (2000)

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1998), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1999) , Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2001), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003), Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2005)


Pride & Joy (2003), Teenage Wasteland (2003), The Good Die Young (2004), True Believers (2005), Escape to New York (2006), Parental Guidance (2006), Live Fast (2007), Civil War: Runaways & New Avengers (2007), Dead End Kids (2008), Dead Wrong (2009), Rock Zombies (2009)

Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning (1999)

Caroline Stevermer

Sorcery & Cecelia -OR- The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (1988), The Grand Tour (2004), The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After (2006)

Jonathan Stroud

The Amulet of Samarkand (2003), The Golem's Eye (2004), Ptolemy's Gate (2006)

Terri Windling

A Wolf at the Door (2000), Swan Sister (2003)

Maryrose Wood

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling (2009), The Hidden Gallery (2011)

Patricia C. Wrede

Sorcery & Cecelia -OR- The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (1988), The Grand Tour (2004), The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After (2006)


Young Adult